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LEADING OFF: Mets eye clear weather at last, Cubs HBP woes

Apr. 17, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WELL RESTED Jacob deGrom and the Mets hope to finally play some baseball. New York has had four games in six days either postponed or suspended due to weather, including a...

Area popular for winter recreation closing early this season

Apr. 17, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

A popular winter recreation area on national forest land that straddles Nevada and California is closing early for the season. The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area within the Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest usually closes to motorized travel at the end of April,...

Southern New Mexico national forest sets fire restrictions

Apr. 17, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is restricting campfires and other potential starters of wildfires because of high fire danger tied to ongoing drought conditions. The Stage One restrictions implemented Friday include...

Seager's homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres

Apr. 17, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whew! And still 18 more to go. Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill's first pitch of the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 Friday night in a tense, entertaining first matchup this season between...

Riot declared after windows smashed in Portland protests

Apr. 17, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot on Friday night after authorities said protesters smashed windows and burglarized businesses during demonstrations that gathered in a park earlier in the day after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a...

China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

Apr. 17, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an "ironic attempt of stoking division.” China said Suga and Biden's news conference Friday, in which they...

New college tour highlights slavery's shadow

Apr. 17, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Dickinson College has long been proud of its Colonial-era history, one framed forever by its standing as the first college to be chartered west of the Susquehanna River, launched to ensure the expanding frontiers of the new American nation would have access to future...

Woman thought friend was lost in Holocaust. Now, they Zoom.

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The 9-year-old girls met in the schoolyard near their Berlin homes to say goodbye. Ilse Betty Grebenschikoff and Anne Maria Wahrenberg were best friends who leaned on one another during the early days of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish campaign. In...

Bicycle industry still booming a year into the pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bicycles continue to spin out of stores in record numbers. Last March, people began purchasing bicycles at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, the industry continues to see an increase in sales — to the point where...

Books about kids with disabilities, written by kids for kids

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — About 20 years ago, Kimberly Resh stood before a Kids Gap cashier, her 6-year-old daughter Mikayla behind her, with her wheelchair and feeding tube. Mikayla had numerous severe physical and intellectual disabilities from birth, and medical...